Coronation Street: Episode 9974 airs - Wednesday 08 January 2020 - ITV/STV/UTV - 19:30.
Devised by Tony Warren
Written by Joe Turner
Directed by Karl Neilson
Series Producer: Iain MacLeod
Imran advises Fiz and Tyrone that they’ve no choice but to comply with Social Services. Fiz is surprised to find the girls in her backyard but lets them in and hugs them tearfully. The Social Worker visits number 9 Coronation Street and tells Fiz & Tyrone she has no choice but to take the girls into foster care because they're not sticking to the prearranged terms.
Gemma and Chesney fall asleep on the job. Gemma and Chesney attend the FreshCo photo shoot in a posh house. Whilst the photographer takes pictures of the four children, an exhausted Gemma and Chesney fall asleep. Chesney realises to his horror that he’s late for work.
Meanwhile, when Steve refuses to take Oliver to a birthday party as he’s promised to have Tracy’s kitten chipped, Leanne is deeply unimpressed. Tracy implores her one-time lover, to keep their sorded night of passion a secret as her marriage is on-the-line. When a shocked Leanne appears in the doorway having overheard every word, Tracy is horrified.
Elsewhere, when Suki - a Weatherfield Gazette reporter - goes in the cafe, Aggie is touched to discover James has recommended her for a Golden Hearts award for her efforts on the Christmas Day shooting.
David Neilson as Roy Cropper
Jack P. Shepherd as David Platt
Ryan Russell as Michael Bailey
Nathan Graham as James Bailey
Julia Goulding as Shona Platt
Stirling Gallacher as Paula Martin
Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer
Lorna Laidlaw as Aggie Bailey
Kate Ford as Tracy McDonald
Jane Danson as Leanne Battersby
Simon Gregson as Steve McDonald
Charlie De Melo as Imran Habeeb
Jennie McAlpine as Fiona "Fiz" Stape
Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
Michael Le Vell as Kevin Webster
Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
Lottie Henshall as Jade Rowan
Dolly-Rose Campbell as Gemma Winter
Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
Joe Duttine as Tim Metcalfe
Isabella Flanagan as Hope Stape
Macy Alabi as Ruby Soames
Kyan Bowes as Jack Webster
Rachel Lumbeg as Christine Hillier
Catherine Ayers as Tara Swift
Laura Littlewood as Suki Waters
Andy Gibson for The TV Chronicle